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The Situation of Students in the Federal Republic

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaase, Max (ZUMA, Mannheim)
  • Does, Karl-Josef (Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn)
  • Kaltefleiter, Werner (Seminar für Wissenschaft und Geschichte der Politik, Universität Kiel)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of academic studies; job success; career prospect; apprenticeship; political attitude; university policy; social background
  • Abstract

    Studies and situation in life as well as political and college policy attitudes of students at scientific colleges in the FRG. Topics: Learning conditions; assessment of restricted admission; criticism of study conditions and examination regulations; assessment of personal occupation prospects; criteria for occupational success; expectations of the economic development of the FRG; attitudes to politics; political interest; criticism of the political system of the FRG; most important problems of the FRG and issue ability of the party; judgement on the political leadership elite; judgement on equal opportunities in the FRG and designation of underprivileged groups; attitudes to various forms of political protest; personal participation in protest actions; assessment of the success of political actions; attitudes to unconventional political conduct; party identification and party ties; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1972 and party preference; scale for agreement of one´s own opinion with opinion of top politicians of the Federal Parliament, the opposition, certain parties, the Jusos {Young Socialists}, the Young Democrats and the Young Union; attitudes to college politics; interest, information level and participation in college politics; assessment of college political problems and political college groups; membership in a college group; year of high school graduation and type of school attended; participation in community service or military service; source of income and sum of money available monthly; interest of parents in politics, party preference of father; self-assessment and assessment of parents on a left-right continuum. Demography: year of high school graduation and type of school attended; religiousness; housing situation; amount of rent; age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; interest in politics; social origins; military service. Interviewer rating: length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-06 / 1975-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German students at scientific colleges with at least 1800 students in the summer semester 1975.
Non-probability: Quota; Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: In part quota sample, in part simple random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1994
    Number of Variables: 322
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0820 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • WAHLEN (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Does, Karl-Josef: Studenten und Politik in der Bildungskrise: Eine Untersuchung über Einstellungen von Studenten in der Bundesrepublik zu Politik, Hochschule, Studium und Beruf. St. Augustin: Selbstverlag 1978.
  • Does, Karl-Josef: Abschied vom Protest oder Ruhe vor dem Sturm? In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. (Beilage zur Wochenzeitung: Das Parlament 26. März 1977).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kaase, Max; Does, Karl-Josef; Kaltefleiter, Werner (1976): Die Situation der Studenten in der Bundesrepublik. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.